Sand Chronicles
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Synonyms: Suna-dokei, Sunadokei Dei Sanduhr
Japanese: 砂時計
English: Sand Chronicles
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 23, 2003 to Aug 2006
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Romance Romance
Theme: Love Polygon Love Polygon
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Ashihara, Hinako (Story & Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 49914,991 users)
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Ranked: #7162
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Popularity: #1245
Members: 15,627
Favorites: 393


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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /21


After her parents get divorced, Ann Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Accustomed to the anonymity of city living, Ann can't get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother's hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness.

(Source: Back Manga Cover/ANN)

Chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2009. (Vols. 1-3)


Sunadokei was published in English as Sand Chronicles by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from January 1, 2008 to January 4, 2011.



Feb 26, 2019
Maybe they forgot to tag this under psychological genre.


This manga has a light beginning but things getting super unstable right after her first break up with the boy she thinks he is the everything she needs. The plot has a a lot of emotions development of a girl from 12 turn 30 years old. As I read through the whole thing in a night, I come to understand the whole emotion roller coaster was due to the psychological trauma she had after her mother committed suicide. The more she doesn't want to be like her mother, the more she becomes. The pain ...
Oct 29, 2013
Sand Chronicles takes all the usual Shoujo elements together, and cooks it up in a new and refreshing way; it is not full of cliches nor filled with absurd amounts of melodrama that becomes the pitfall of many Shoujo series, and despite some pacing issues throughout the series, it is a well-written character-driven coming of age piece that is recommended for those who enjoy Shoujo manga.

Sand Chornicles' biggest strength is its moving plot. There isn't only one emphasis on one aspect of the story, such as romance (or angst, as the series progresses), and as the story moves through the seasons, it gives a very ...
Sep 10, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I loved the beginning, it had what felt like the start of a story with some actual depth and characters that didn't fall completely into stereotypical roles of shojo. But towards the middle it just became so... cliché, so... disappointing. Ann goes back and forth between being utterly and madly in love with Daigo and being depressed about her mother. In the beginning she had other characteristics but midway those two things are all she really is: obsessed or depressed. And the side characters that you got to know in the start of the series are suddenly doing things that make absolutely no sense, and ...

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